Sunday, May 05, 2013
One More Shot
Someone once said, ~Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important and capture the good times, develop from the negative, and if things don't work out - just take another shot.~ In some aspect, life is most definitely like a camera in the context where it captures moments of our lives and places then one's internal album otherwise known as our memory banks. Thinking about it, as the metaphorical photographer of our lives each of us want to be photographed at our very best but it unfortunately doesn't work out that way. For it can certainly be a sad, frustrating, and embarrassing situation indeed when life itself takes a snapshot of a particular moment in time you weren't ready for. Yet, at the same time the snapshot taken is considered to be an absolute learning experience. Without a doubt, we live in a digital age where you no longer have to wait to get your picture developed. You see, in an instant a photo can be digitally taken and viewed in a matter of seconds. In a sense, life gives us the opportunity to capture moments with not just old friends, but new ones as well. Hey, its the stranger(s) we meet on a semi daily basis on any given times at any given place leads to life snapping a metaphorical snapshot, so to speak, of a possibly worthwhile developing friendship. Granted, it starts off as mere strangers, then acquaintances, and eventually moving on to great friends after a substantial amount of time hanging out together, Let me tell you something, each one of us distinctly remembers that first initial snapshot concerning one's best friend and how the bonds of friendship developed from there. As I said before, it can certainly be a sad, frustrating, and embarrassing situation indeed when life itself takes a snapshot of a particular moment in time you weren't ready for. Yet, at the same time the snapshot taken is considered to be an absolute learning experience, especially in regards to one's professional career. I think it's safe to say we've all been in a situation where something happened at work either involving a project, a co-worker, or even your boss for that matter to where you're given the pink slip or made the decision to quit. If you think about it, nobody ever really wants to reflect back on the mental images life took showing all the plethora of emotions tied to the unwanted memory of the past. However, it's a blessing in disguise as the mental image of an unwanted memory brings about laughter and a smile knowing you're now in a far better career venture. Let me ask you this question to those who are in the dating scene, when it comes to life snapping away at matters of your own heart are there more pics showing disappointment or worthwhile true happiness. True, living the single life can be difficult because the fact of the mater is it's oftentimes hard to get a good focus on meeting the right guy/girl. Of course, photos can or have been taken upon meeting a potential Ms./Mr. Right and that's when an attempt to get a clear picture of the relationship happens when established. Unfortunately, for some people the photo taken by life with that supposed special someone isn't/didn't quite come out as clear due to relationship issues causing a deletion then retake. However, for other its becoming much clearer with every photo taken with their best friend for life so much so a bright future is seen between the two of them. In retrospect, not every moment captured by life will be a happy one. Essentially, there are going to be times where you desperately want to in real life photoshop out the forgettable parts of your internal memory album leaving only the awesome ones in. Sadly, that's not how life works as it continually snaps 24/7 the bad moments along with the good. What it primarily comes do is how you deal with the bad snapshots of life regarding friendships, career, and love/true love. As mentioned before, laughing and smiling reflecting back on the now torn up images of the bad moments shows you've let go and moved on from the past. Hey, when you finally do that you'll look forward in capturing special moments with someone you're absolutely deserving of. In the end, like a camera taking pictures we're all provided the chance in life to take one more shot when you think/know the last one didn't turn out as well.